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Marra and Kriol : the loss and maintenance of knowledge across a language shift boundary

Dickson,Gregory Francis

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Increasingly, the field of linguistics is highlighting and attending to global patterns of diminishing linguistic diversity but to a significant extent it remains unclear what the loss of a language actually entails in cultural terms. In the Roper River Region of the Northern Territory few Marra people speak their heritage language, shifting almost completely to becoming a Kriol-speaking population. This study considers the Marra language and its speakers and the Kriol spoken by young adults to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/149678
DOI: 10.25911/5d5151d130f5f
Access Rights: Open Access

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